A central figure that has emerged in the Project Gunwalker scandal, known as Operation Fast and Furious, is an Obama-Hillary Clinton operative by the name of Kevin O'Reilly, who as it was announced yesterday is the initial focus of the investigation being conducted by Congressman Darrell Issa in connection to his extensive communication with William Newell, head of the Phoenix ATF. O'Reilly worked in the White House as a member of Obama's National Security Council during the Gunwalker fiasco and currently works as a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is now on assignment to Iraq. Is O'Reilly the 'man who knows too much?'
During the 1950s one of Alfred Hitchcock's successful thrillers cast James Stewart in the leading role of a movie entitled, 'The Man Who Knew Too Much.' Stewart played a character who by chance was provided damaging, secret information involving international politics, which placed his life in mortal danger.
Some political observers believe that O'Reilly is a real-life, modern day counterpart to Stewart's fictional character.
Sources close to the ongoing investigation into Operation Fast and Furious indicate that O'Reilly has crucial information concerning how much the White House--and Hillary Clinton--knew about the illegal operation. But when inquiries were made as to O'Reilly's availability to provide testimony in the event of a subpoena, it was disclosed that he is on assignment in Iraq for the State Department.
Emails and other documents indicate that as part of the White House National Security Council, O'Reilly was given frequent updates on the Project Gunwalker operation by the former special agent in charge of the Phoenix field division of the ATF, William Newell. O'Reilly, thus, is the alleged conduit by which information on the scandalous operation was transferred from Phoenix--ground zero for Gunwalker--directly to the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Further, as a top Hillary Clinton operative at the State Department, O'Reilly was allegedly the point-man on Gunwalker--a way for Hillary to keep tabs on the operation of which she herself was an original mastermind, as recently-disclosed documents indicate.
However, suddenly and without explanation, O'Reilly is sent to Iraq on an undisclosed 'assignment' for the State Department, placing him out of reach of Darrell Issa and directly in harm's way.
Who, therefore, is this Kevin O'Reilly, and what is his background?
His name and resume perhaps should be kept at the forefront of publicity if for no other reason than to insure his personal safety in light of the damaging information he possesses.
O'Reilly has an extensive history in government, going back to the administration of Bill Clinton. He has a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins in International Relations and a Law Degree from the Chicago School of Law of Loyola University. He also did a fellowship at MIT in the area of International Relations and the National Interest.
In 1997 O'Reilly served as Political Affairs Officer for the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic under President Bill Clinton. During the Administration of George W. Bush, O'Reilly held various positions, such as an Executive Assistant at the State Department, the Officer in Charge of Colombian Affairs at the same agency, and Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.
Later O'Reilly worked for Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.
In 2007 O'Reilly worked in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department, and when Barack Obama took office in 2009 he was appointed to the National Security Council as Director of North American Affairs, and worked out of the White House.
As the news of the Gunwalker scandal was heating up in the late spring and early summer of this year, O'Reilly was transferred out of the White House in June to work for Hillary Clinton at the State Department. And some time in September he was sent on assignment to Iraq, a move that sources say was intended to keep him from being interviewed by Issa's committee.
Another source claims that it is not 'an unfounded fear' that O'Reilly may not survive his assignment in Iraq.
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